Research Centers

The following Research Centers are led by faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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A $23M program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program that is reducing exposure to environmental contamination and reducing the preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico and beyond.


Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE)

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The Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE, Spanish for “grow”) in Puerto Rico studies how mixtures of environmental exposures and other factors affect the health and development of infants and children living in the heavily-contaminated island of Puerto Rico – an underserved, highly-exposed, and low-income population with significant health disparities.


Global Resilience Institute

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The Global Resilience Institute is developing and deploying practical and innovative tools, applications, and skills that strengthen the resilience of individuals, communities, infrastructure, systems, networks, and societies.

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Affiliated Centers and Programs at Northeastern University